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Beautiful Berkshire family home

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12+

This is a beautiful 5 bedroom Berkshire, post and beam private house nestled in the woods just off the Appalachian trail. Set on one of the Berkshires most coveted roads, 12 mins to Butternut Family Skiing & fresh water swimming in Lake Garfield, boating, fishing, classical outdoor concerts at Tanglewood.

The Space

The large comfortable house has 5 good size bedrooms with a private room downstairs with its own sleeping quarters, WC and living area with separate bedroom off it. Excellent kitchen and dinning areas with deck dinning, screened porch dinning and large garden table to fit 8+. It's very family friendly (well behaved dogs & cats welcome) with swings for the kids. The house was built in 2006 and has excellent insulation - It's cool in summer and warm in winter. There is WIFI through out house and in the garden, even on the hammocks!

The famous Tanglewood and Jacobs Pillow are within 25 minutes and the area is rich in entertainment for all ages and very family friendly. 15 minute drive to skiing and the Appalachian trail is only a 10 min drive too if you fancy a long walk.

Even though you feel completely private, this house is only 5 minutes to the local village with the famous Monterey general store selling local food produce and the town beach for swimming, boating and fishing lake. In the winter we're only 15 minutes from the wonderful family friendly ski mountain of Butternut.

Historic Great Barrington is only 20 minutes drive with many excellent local restaurants and shops, farmers markets + local food stores. A Guidos and Big Y's are within 20 mins drive for all your grocery needs.

The house has 5 bedrooms and beds for 10 people, 3 x queens & 4 x twins, but there are 2 twin air beds + 1 queen bed for extra people to stay. Accommodating up to 12 people comfortably.

A cathedral living room with windows up to the 30 foot ceiling, an English farm house dinning table seating up to 8, a French velvet sofa, a large wood burning stove as well as a spacious kitchen with Whirlpool large fridge and Bosch dishwasher. Two bathrooms one with a roll top bath and two showers plus a guest toilet. There is also a large screened porch for summer dining and entertainment.

Downstairs is a private 700 sq ft family room which opens onto the garden; with two separate bedrooms with queen size beds and a separate living room with original Danish furniture. One bedroom has its own third toilet. This is a great family area.

There is a washer/dryer downstairs plus a drying room for, swim towels, ski clothes and a shed to store skis.

Please note that we only have internet enabled TV, Roku which provides Netflix and Amazon Prime and other internet cable services if you have a subscription.

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More Details

Owner
richard spalding
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About richard spalding

English family living in NYC, this is our country and summer/winter house.

richard spalding purchased this house in 2012

Why richard spalding chose Berkshires

It's nestled in the Appalachian mountains, close to a loverly swimming lake and ski mountain. Easy access to shops and great restaurants with local food. 25 mins drive from Tanglewood and other historic houses and gardens.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful, sunny and private, but only 5 mins from lots to do. Very child and pet friendly.

Amenities

Monterey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet and sink only
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king
    Garden/Family Room - 1 queen , Private bedroom/studio, with access to 4th bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Ideal for families looking for a big space to grill and relax, hammocks for the grown ups, trampoline, woods and ball games, swings for the kids.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Berkshire family home
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

Cozy winter weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights with a couple of families at this warm, cozy and comfortable Berkshire home. We had plenty of room for all - the kids took over the downstairs level and the adults played cards, made meals, and cozied up to the fire on the main floor.

There was snow but the driveway was plowed and ready for us. The house is close to Butternut and Otis Ridge which is where spent our days skiiing and tubing. Great Barrington is so close too but we were happy to hang back at the house.

Everything went smoothly from booking, to the instructions Richard sent, to getting around.

Monterey is a little beyond the Berkshires beaten track but its worth it - perfect for family and friends. Great rental - hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a warm and cozy Christmas weekend in this lovely property. The house was clean and well-maintained. The kitchen had all we needed to make wonderful meals. Thank you Richard for making everything so easy for us!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

A Berkshires Gem

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we stayed here and no doubt there will be a third. This home just has everything that we need. There is plenty of room, the kitchen is set up perfectly for all of our cooking needs and most importantly, the whole house is extremely clean. Richard, the owner was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we may have had. A true Gem in the middle of the Berkshires!!

John N

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I had a lovely four nights at this house to celebrate Thanksgiving. We especially loved the open floor plan on the main floor, so the folks in the kitchen could interact with those in the living and dining areas. Although we didn't use the lower level very much, we appreciated that there was a second, separate living space. It was so cozy to have a fire in the stove (and wood was plentiful), especially considering the snowfall. I would note that, if you are planning to watch a lot of movies, the TV on the main floor (where the comfy seating is) is very small/laptop screen size.

The house is on a very quiet road, on which we enjoyed taking walks and jogs. Richard was very responsive to any questions and helpfully alerted us to bring our snow boots! Last but not least, the beds were comfortable, and the house was very clean!

Thanks for hosting our holiday!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Luxury in the country!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful. The pictures don't even do it justice. We recently spent a fall weekend here with two other couples and all of our children and it was the perfect spot to relax, cook, hike, and unwind with friends. It has everything you need in the kitchen and truly comfortable sleeping arrangements. The whole area is really peaceful and the house is just so cozy and spacious that you can all spread out and do your own thing. The big beautiful yard is perfect for the kids to explore and have fun in while you sit on the deck and relax. Don't miss the adorable village market which has great sandwiches and coffee! Many thanks to Richard for all of the great recommendations and for saving the day when we left some important stuffed animals behind! We definitely plan to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was awesome inside and out

  • 5 of 5

We all were a little concerned that with 13 people ( 5 under 7 years) that we could be stressed with noise and overwhelmed with people. But, the house certainly did afford great kid and adult space as well as sleeping options. The yard was big for ALL to explore and play. The kitchen allowed more than one cook and one cannot beat #3 toilets. We LOVED our experience there!!! We were all sad to leave but we would surely do this scene again! The owner went out of his way to make sure all of our needs were met and he was very easy to get in touch with. Thank you Richard.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Lake Garfield
"Fantastic for swimming - sandy beach and nice slope for kids"
The Monterey General Store
"Great local store for the basics, good coffee, ice cream and excellent croissants! "
Berkshire National Fish Htchry
Roadside Store & Cafe Monterey
"Great local farm to table lunch place"
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Boston
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Great Barrington
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Hudson
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Old Inn
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Butternut
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
5 mins to town lake
Car: necessary

Rural house, but with easy access to village, shops and lakes, outdoor concerts, berkshires

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Rates & Availability

Monterey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Ski Season 2016
Jan 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$2,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
$9,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$260
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $10
Cleaning $170

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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